The introductory word
The burden concerning 1aNineveh
. The book of the vision of 2Nahum
Jehovah as the majestic Judge
Jehovah is a ajealous
God and One who avenges;
Jehovah avenges and is full of wrath;
Jehovah takes vengeance on His adversaries,
And reserves wrath
for His enemies.
Jehovah is along
-suffering and great in power
And will by no means clear the guilty
Jehovah — His way is in the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the bclouds
are the dust of His feet.
the sea and makes it dry,
And He dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel languish,
And the sprout of Lebanon languishes.
The mountains aquake
because of Him,
And the hills bmelt
And the earth is heaved up at His presence,
Indeed the world, and all that inhabit it.
can stand before His indignation,
And who can maintain himself in the fierceness of His anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are broken down by Him.
Jehovah is good,
A stronghold in a day of distress;
And He aknows
those who take brefuge
Jehovah's judgment on Nineveh
The verdict concerning Nineveh's destruction and the promise of comfort to Judah
But with an overflowing 1aflood
He will make a full end of 2her
And He will pursue His enemies into darkness.
What do you adevise
He will make a full end;
Distress will not arise a second time.
For though they are entangled like thorns
And like those drunken with their drink,
They will be consumed as fully as dry stubble.
One went forth from you
Who devises evil against Jehovah,
Who counsels wickedness.
Thus says Jehovah,
Though they are complete in number and even numerous,
Even so they will be cut down; and 1they
will pass away.
And though I have afflicted you,
I will afflict you ano
And now I will break 1his ayoke
from off you
And will snap your bonds asunder.
And Jehovah has commanded concerning you:
No more of your name will be sown;
Out of the house of your gods I will cut off
The graven idol and the molten idol;
I will make your grave, for you are worthless.
, upon the mountains
The feet of him who bears the 1glad
Who announces peace!
Keep your feasts, O Judah;
Complete your vows;
For the wicked one will never again
Pass through you;
He will be completely cut off.